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AIM-listed clinical stage biotech company

David Evans Dr Richard Goodfellow Professor Lindy Durrant

13th March 2012 1

Disclaimer This document is issued by Scancell Holdings plc (the “Company”), has been prepared solely for information purposes and is the sole responsibility of the directors of the Company. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the directors of the Company, who have taken all reasonable care to ensure that such is the case the information contained in this presentation is in accordance with the facts and does not omit anything likely to affect the import of such information. The dissemination of the information in these slides outside the United Kingdom may be restricted by law or regulations applicable in certain jurisdictions.

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David Evans Non- Executive Chairman


Dr Richard Goodfellow Co-Chief Executive


Company Overview Clinical stage immunotherapy company with novel ‘ImmunoBody’ DNA vaccine platform for cancer and chronic infectious diseases Lead product (SCIB1 for melanoma) entered Phase I clinical trials in June 2010 with steady progress made in 2011 -Dose increased from 0.4mg to 4mg with no serious adverse effects Follow up vaccine targeting NY-ESO-1 (SCIB2) at pre-clinical proof of principle stage (lung, oesophageal, prostate, liver, gastric, ovarian, bladder cancers) with more in the pipeline Partnerships with Ichor Medical Systems, immatics Biotechnologies GmBH and others to optimise immune response and generate new products Antibody portfolio sale to Arana Therapeutics (now Cephalon/Teva) in 2006 Milestone payment of £2.85m received in November 2011 when SC104 started Phase 1 clinical trials in USA 5

Industry Trends Continued trend for Big Pharma to move away from in-house R&D and to rely more on partnerships with Industry and Academia Larger Biotechs becoming more aggressive buyers of innovative companies and providing growing competition for Big Pharma Pick up in M&A deal value in 2011 (e.g. Amgen/Biovex $1 billion) Public markets still generally unsupportive of early stage Biotech (until key value inflexion point reached) Outstanding projects with future strategic value to third party will succeed


Cancer Vaccine Sales Increasing


A Year of Steady Progress Patient recruitment for Phase 1 trial of SCIB1 in melanoma completed Dose escalation to highest dose of 4mg achieved with no serious adverse effects Follow up vaccine for lung and other cancers (SCIB2) produces outstanding results in animal studies Additional £1.73m (gross) raised in June 2011 Milestone payment of £2.85m received when SC104 entered clinical trials in November 2011 confirming commercial value of Scancell science Significant additional progress on technology platform Fully funded to completion of Phase 2 clinical trial


Listing on AIM

Share Information

October 2011 Placing £1.58m raised

Share Price

Milestone payment of £2.85m from Cephalon Inc received

(10 for 1 Subdivision of Shares occurred 25 July 2011) Market Capitalisation at 1st January 2008- 2012

£1.6m raised in PLUS float

April 2010 Placing £2.5m raised

This data has been collated from information supplied by the London Stock Exchange, the PLUS Market and analyst research notes from the last four years


Strategy on Track Validation of ImmunoBody platform through - Clinical data on SCIB1 - Phase 1 data 2012 - Phase 2 data 2013 -

Pre-Clinical data on new ImmunoBody vaccines


New supporting technologies

Trade sale to large pharmaceutical or biotech company


Professor Lindy Durrant Co- Chief Executive


SCIBI (melanoma) High avidity CD8 and CD4 response Better than synthetic peptide or whole antigen Better than DNA antigen immunisation


Similar to DC vaccines Works with gene gun, id/im electroporation Induces anti-tumour activity in vivo


GMP manufactured


No Toxicity

gp100 DR4 epitope (L1 and H3) gp100 DR7,Dr53,DQ6 epitope (L3 and H1)

CTA May 2010 COOH

Clinical Trial June 2010

TRP-2 epitope (H2)

Metheringham et al., 2009 mabs 12

Ichor TRIGRID™ Delivery System Uses electrical fields to increase DNA drug delivery efficiency Electrode array consists of four electrodes in a diamond-shaped grid around a central injection needle Simple hand-held device developed for use in humans Can deliver equivalent does in man to mouse Im easier to deliver in humans than id Electrodes

Figure 2. Application Cartridge

Integrated Applicator

Injection Needle

Pulse Stimulator


Phase I-II trial in stage IV/III melanoma Start: June 2010

Primary Objective: To demonstrate safety and tolerability

Secondary Objective: To demonstrate cellular immune response (high avidity T-cells) and tumour response

Phase One • • •

9 patients 3 subjects per cohort; 0.4mg, 2.0 mg or 4.0 mg Progression only if adequate safety demonstrated at previous dose

Phase Two • •

13 subjects Subjects to receive maximum tolerated dose provided no clear evidence of improved efficacy at lower doses




3 months


6 months

Phase I-II trial in stage III/IV melanoma •

GTAC approval for the trial was given in May 2010 and the first patient was immunised in June 2010

5 centres: Nottingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds and Southampton

Phase I fully recruited – no toxicity

Phase II starting 2 Q 2012

Phase I completed by end 2012

Phase II completed in 2013 with report in early 2014







av.spots/million splenocytes

Expressed by lung (SCLC), melanoma, oesophageal, liver, gastric, prostate, ovarian and bladder cancers Improves survival

90 80



• Vaccine encodes 20 epitopes covers 90-100% of population • Better than peptide • Better than Dc peptide (Dendreon)

70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 5

days post tumour challenge 15 25


DNA peptide DC+peptide

1000 800


600 p=0.0003 400 200 0 1E-10 0.001 1E-09 0.0001

-08 1E 0.01

-07 1E0.1

1E-06 1

1E-05 10

peptide conc (M)

In combination with homspera it completely inhibits tumour growth


Candidate for SCIB3? • Novel patentable target (Patents being prepared) • Widely expressed ( lung , ovarian , renal, leukaemias, sarcomas, melanoma, oesophageal, liver, gastric and prostate cancers) • Novel CD4 self epitope stimulates killer CD4 T cells • Potent anti-tumour response conrol SCIB1 SCIB3

100 90


80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 5



days post tumour challenge




Summary • Phase I recruited • Phase II due to start April 2012

• SCIB2 NYESO-1 good anti-tumour response • SCIB3 new patent good anti-tumour response




Board of Directors David Evans (Non-Executive Chairman) Guided Shield Diagnostics Ltd through IPO, and then through its merger with Axis Biochemical ASA to form AxisShield plc. Non-executive Chairman of Epistem Holdings plc, Omega Diagnostics Group plc and EKF Diagnostics Holdings plc, all AIM-listed biotech companies. Professor Lindy Durrant (Founder and Joint Chief Executive Officer) Founder of Scancell and internationally recognised immunologist in the field of tumour therapy, has worked for 20+ years in translational research, developing products for clinical trials including monoclonal antibodies for diagnostic imaging and therapy and cancer vaccines.

Dr Richard Goodfellow (Co-founder and Joint Chief Executive Officer) Key member of the Scancell management team since 1999, negotiating the 2006 Arana deal. 25+ years international experience in the pharmaceutical industry, both major pharma and smaller biotech companies: held key senior product launch and business roles at AstraZeneca and Scotia Pharmaceuticals, founder of Paradigm Therapeutics and former director of Enact Pharma plc.

Nigel Evans (Non-exec and Company Secretary) 40 years of commercial and strategic responsibilities at senior levels in Rolls-Royce plc in the UK and overseas. Previously chairman, he now oversees Scancell’s corporate and financial activities. Active investor in public and private companies.

Michael Rippon (Non-executive Director) 40+ years experience in the motor industry. Active investor in small private companies and one of Scancell’s major private investors. Appointed to the Board in 2004 as the Shareholder Representative.

Dr Matthew Frohn (Non-executive Director) Dr of Biochemistry, has worked on research collaborations with Astra Zeneca, and at a British biotech subsidiary before joining Oxford Technology Management in 1999. Manages Oxford Technology VCTs.

Kate Cornish-Bowden (Non-executive Director) A Chartered Financial Analyst, Kate was managing director and head of Morgan Stanley Investment Management’s Global Core Equity Team between 2002 and 2004. More recently, Kate has acted as a consultant providing financial research to private equity and financial training firms and was appointed a director of Investec Structured Products Calculus VCT plc in February 2011.


Key Facts & Major Shareholders Ticker


Stock Exchange


Shares in Issue


Share Price


HSBC Global Custody Nominee



Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology

New Edge Group SA


Hygea VCT Plc


Professor Lindy Durrant


J G Helfenstein


Oxford Technology VCT


Share Nominees Ltd


Dr Richard Goodfellow


T Walthie


% of Issued Share Capital

Year ended 30.04.11

Year ended 30.04.2010





Operating Loss



Loss Before Taxation






Net (Liabilities) / Assets

Net cash outflow from operating activities

Net funds at 30 April





December 2011

*Oxford Technology Management Limited does not hold these Ordinary Shares directly but is the manager for the Oxford Technology VCT plc which holds 666,663 Ordinary Shares and Oxford Technology 3 VCT plc which holds 275,925 Ordinary Shares


Glossary Antibodies

Proteins found in blood or other bodily fluids of vertebrates, used by the immune system to identify and neutralize foreign objects, such as tumours


A molecule that is recognised by an antibody or T-cell receptor


How strongly two cells interact

Dendritic cells

A type of white blood cell that initiates an immune response


The process where cell membrane pores are opened through the application of electromagnetic fields. An electroporosis delivery system uses the electrical fields to increase DNA drug delivery efficiency by up to 1,000 fold


A peptide that is recognised by a T cell


an antibody genetically engineered to express T cell epitopes from a tumour antigen


The use of the immune system to reject cancer. The patient's immune system is stimulated to attack the malignant tumour cells, either through immunization of the patient (eg. by administering a cancer vaccine), or through the administration of therapeutic antibodies as drugs

In vivo

In the body


A cancer which usually starts in either a mole or in normal-looking skin. About half of all melanomas start in normal skin. If the skin cells (melanocytes) receive too much ultraviolet light (through sunlight or tanning booths), the cells may begin to grow abnormally and become. cancerous Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer


A string of amino acids

Secondary or metastatic

Cancer that has spread from its original site. Melanoma is highly metastic

T cell

Type of white blood cell that is composed of CTL and helper cells

Cytotoxic (CTL) Tcells

Type of white blood cell that recognises and kills tumour or virally infected cells

Helper T cell

Type of white blood cell that recognises and secretes molecules to alert the immune system to the presence of a tumour or virally infected cell

Translational medicine

It integrates research inputs from the basic sciences, social sciences and political sciences to optimise both patient care and also preventive measures which may extend beyond the provision of healthcare services


A molecule that encodes an epitope and targets the immune response


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